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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Maron Narrator: CJ Critt Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Margaret Maron's colorful Deborah Knott mysteries crackle with sassy Southern dialogue and rural wisdom. In Up Jumps the Devil, fast-moving progress is threatening to forever destroy the leisurely, heart-warming pace of Colleton County, North Carolina. District Court Judge Deborah Knott sees trouble brewing when plans for a new interstate highway start pushing up property values. As her own relatives battle lifelong neighbors over selling farmland or holding out, Deborah finds herself calming the combatants with down-home wit, and sometimes, judicial decisions. But when the squabbles escalate to murder, Deborah is forced to search for the killer uncomfortably close to home.

Margaret Maron skillfully draws on her North Carolina roots to pen her well-crafted, suspenseful mysteries. Her creative talents have earned her the coveted Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony Awards. Salt-of-the-earth characters, vivid with lilting, down-home humor and unwavering opinions, step from the pages when narrator C.J. Critt breathes life into them. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 2/16/2014

    " Wasn't my favorite Deborah Knott Mystery... but I love the interplay with the family. There are soooo many members of the family!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Wyatt | 2/12/2014

    " This one was just "eh" I felt like they werent really following the murder style plot here. I kept forgetting I was even reading a murder mystery, then they would randomly mention it and I would think "oh yeah, thats right". I think she definitly could have made this a lot better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2014

    " I always enjoy Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott books. There is wonderful feel for setting in her books. We live not far from the area she writes about and I really enjoy the insight into Eastern Carolinians. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 1/27/2014

    " Randomly chosen to be my 19th book of 2012. I love as it's set in my former home North Carolina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 1/25/2014

    " I love Judge Deborah--this is a good book in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/22/2014

    " I like this series but this book was a little slow. Ms Maron repeats to much from previous books. I'm going to skip ahead and read her newer books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 1/18/2014

    " As much as I like this author and her Judge Deborah Knott, This one was just okay for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 1/13/2014

    " Judge Deborah Knott sees trouble brewing when plans for a new interstate highway start pushing up property values. When two people end up murdered, Deborah gets in the middle of the squabble over selling farmland or holding out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/7/2014

    " too many loose ends. this was my least favorite Judge Deborah Knott story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/1/2014

    " Fun, entertaining, amusing, but not outstanding. Lots of characters but I wish some of them had been a little more developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 12/30/2013

    " I enjoyed getting to know some characters mentioned briefly in previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 12/24/2013

    " Love this author! Love the main charactor and the whole family. I enjoy reading about places I have been to in No. Carolina and throw in a murder it was great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mkotch | 12/12/2013

    " Convoluted and a bit contrived. Disappointing since I liked the first two in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kilian Metcalf | 12/7/2013

    " These books just keep getting better and better. On to #5 next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 11/10/2013

    " Another excellent southern fried entry in the Deborah Knott mystery series. I'm enjoying the ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amylou1977 | 8/28/2013

    " Colleton County is being invaded by developers as farmland falls to the bulldozers. Worse, a skeleton out of Deborah's past returns to more than complicate her present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/26/2013

    " Another book in the Judge Deborah Knott series. The person you least suspect is the culprit! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/3/2013

    " Love the idea of a big Southern family, but it was boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 5/8/2012

    " Judge Deborah Knott is pulled into the murder investigation of a neighbor and his father as land deals are being made under her family's nose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Toler | 4/24/2012

    " A smart addition to Maron's Deborah Knott series. As a writer, it's always fun to re-read one of her earlier books with later books in mind. The seeds for future plot developments are neatly planted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/1/2012

    " Series: Deborah Knott 4, c1996 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 12/15/2011

    " Great intro to NC thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 10/25/2011

    " goodish plot but she still rationalizes her own lawbreaking too easily "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis O | 9/21/2011

    " Her best Deborah Knott book. Brings Piedmont North Carolina to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/15/2011

    " Never much of a die-hard mystery, but the Deborah Knott series always provides a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwoomac | 4/30/2011

    " A fun mystery series for me since I love a good story and I love anything about the South. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " goodish plot but she still rationalizes her own lawbreaking too easily "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/20/2011

    " This is a series that takes place near Raleigh. I read it for a book club discussion. I'd like to read the other three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/8/2010

    " Love this author! Love the main charactor and the whole family. I enjoy reading about places I have been to in No. Carolina and throw in a murder it was great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 7/29/2009

    " Wasn't my favorite Deborah Knott Mystery... but I love the interplay with the family. There are soooo many members of the family!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/19/2009

    " Another fun book in the Deborah Knott series (#4). The characters continue to engage me. I look forward to to reading as much about about Deborah Knott and her family as I do about the plot. In this book, the murders happen in Deborah’s home town and it is over land. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwoomac | 5/12/2009

    " A fun mystery series for me since I love a good story and I love anything about the South. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/30/2008

    " Judge Deborah Knott is pulled into the murder investigation of a neighbor and his father as land deals are being made under her family's nose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mkotch | 10/26/2008

    " Convoluted and a bit contrived. Disappointing since I liked the first two in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 8/2/2008

    " Her best Deborah Knott book. Brings Piedmont North Carolina to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/21/2008

    " I always enjoy Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott books. There is wonderful feel for setting in her books. We live not far from the area she writes about and I really enjoy the insight into Eastern Carolinians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amylou1977 | 6/12/2008

    " Colleton County is being invaded by developers as farmland falls to the bulldozers. Worse, a skeleton out of Deborah's past returns to more than complicate her present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 11/11/2007

    " Another book in the Judge Deborah Knott series. The person you least suspect is the culprit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/3/2007

    " 4th in Deborah Knott series.

    At home again, Deborah gets involved with local murders linked to land purchases. It turns out to be a case of anger with in-laws. Deborah gets knee deep, as usual. "

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